2020 ARA Annual General Meeting & Convention – VIRTUAL

October 20, 2020 at 8AM

October 22, 2020 at 8PM


Event Description:



From October 20 to 22, the Automotive Retailers Association will host its annual general meeting virtually. Over three days, industry will unite to discuss problems pertinent to each automotive sector, participate in webinars, and recognized those working hard to make a difference—and we need your attendance to make this happen.

General registration is now closed, but you can still register for individual sessions by clicking “REGISTER HERE” beside the events listed in the itinerary below.

In addition to the AGM, the ARA is hosting a number of webinars about doing business during COVID-19, improving shop efficiency, acquiring and retaining skilled employees, compulsory trade certification, and the importance of training and education. There will also be an awards ceremony to celebrate those working hard to be their best and a virtual live auction to raise funds for ARFI, which gives scholarships and bursaries to young professionals pursuing careers in automotive.

Why attend the ARA AGM?

The ARA is your association and, although not in person this year, the AGM is a way for us all to get together. Every day the ARA is advocating on behalf of industry and in order to do this, we need your input and attendance at this year’s annual general meeting.

AGM Itinerary

Click the “Register Here” link below to sign up. Then download the invite to your outlook calendar to join or click the link sent to you by email. We hope to “see” you all there!


  • 9:30AM – 10:00am: TeksMed Services Webinar: Understanding the Impact to Your Business & Reduce Cost to Your Organization 
  • 10:30AM – 11:00AM: Peninsula Consultants Webinar: HR and Health & Safety Fundamentals
  • 11:30AM – 12:00PM: MNP LLP Accounting: Managing Performance during COVID-19 and Protecting Employee Mental Health 
  • 12:30PM – 1:00PM: Advantage Parts Solution Webinar: Sanitization Options for Automotive Sector 
  • 1:30PM – 2:30PM: CSN Collision Webinar: The Value to Grow, the Freedom to Choose, and the Support to Succeed
  • 6:30PM – 8:00PM: ARA Annual General Meeting
    Presentations from Green, Liberal, and NDP parties
    2019 AGM Minutes
    2020 AGM Agenda


  • 9:00AM – 10:30AM: Collision Repair Division AGM
  • 12:00PM – 12:30PM: NAPA Auto Parts Webinar: Working Together for Continuous Improvement
  • 1:00PM – 3:00PM: Auto Glass Division AGM 
  • 3:30PM – 5:00PM: Licensed Motor Dealers AGM
  • 6:30PM – 8:00PM: Accessing OEM Repair Information Webinar


  • 9:00AM – 9:30AM: Hub International Webinar (REGISTER HERE)
  • 10:30AM – 11:15AM: Federated Insurance Webinar: Understanding Flammable and Combustible Liquids Risks (REGISTER HERE)
  • 11:30AM – 12:30PM: Women’s Industry Network Presentation (REGISTER HERE)
  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM: Cyr Consulting: BC Snap Election 2020 Update (REGISTER HERE)
  • 2:30PM – 3:00PM: Car-Part.com: Enhancements and Analytics (REGISTER HERE)
  • 3:30PM – 4:00PM: RPM Training: 3 Solutions to 3 of Aftermarket’s Greatest Challenges (REGISTER HERE)
  • 6:30PM – 8:00PM: ARA and ARFI Awards (including Show & Shine winners), ARFI Fundraiser Auction (REGISTER HERE)
    Check out the ARFI Auction Items here!

Our Sponsors

The ARA would like to thank all the sponsors helping us to make this event a success:

The ARA Virtual Show and Shine event sponsored by

As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF offers advanced paint technologies, set apart with products backed by support in technical training, color information systems and business management. BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings develops and markets the highest-quality coatings available for the collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets.  Customers are at the heart of everything BASF does. That’s why BASF has spent more than 150 years working side-by-side with customers, listening to needs and developing solutions to sustain the future of collision centers in a rapidly evolving industry. BASF offers quality coatings and tailored solutions to create greater efficiencies, productivity, profitability and sustainability in our partner collision centers.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact events@ara.bc.ca.